The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Docklands, London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited QA over the 3 months to 29 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 18 11 22
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +11
Contract jobs citing QA 3 9 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Docklands, London 2.80% 9.18% 3.91%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 27.27% 56.25% 33.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 7 5
Average daily rate
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£323 £425 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-24.11% -15.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £21.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+76.74% -6.53%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Quality Assurance & Compliance category in contract jobs advertised in the Docklands, London region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Docklands, London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
11 16 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Docklands, London 10.28% 16.33% 11.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 13 16
Average daily rate £540 £425 £525
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.05% -19.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £323 £371 £458
10% offered a daily rate of more than £610 £580 £640
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.55 £21.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+2.61% +13.51%

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Jobs Demand Trend in Docklands, London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing QA across the Docklands, London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

QA Jobs Demand Trend in Docklands, London

QA
Daily Rate Trend in Docklands, London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing QA across the Docklands, London region.

QA Daily Rate Trend in Docklands, London

QA
Daily Rate Histogram in Docklands, London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing QA across the Docklands, London region over the 3 months to 29 May 2015.

QA Daily Rate Histogram in Docklands, London

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Hourly Rate Trend in Docklands, London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing QA across the Docklands, London region.

QA Hourly Rate Trend in Docklands, London

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Docklands, London

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Docklands, London region citing QA also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited QA.

1 6 (50.00%) Finance
2 5 (41.67%) Banking
2 5 (41.67%) Investment Banking
2 5 (41.67%) SQL
3 3 (25.00%) UNIX
3 3 (25.00%) Use Case
4 2 (16.67%) User Experience
4 2 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (16.67%) Life Science
4 2 (16.67%) Derivative
4 2 (16.67%) Equity Derivative
4 2 (16.67%) BPMN
4 2 (16.67%) Data Validation
4 2 (16.67%) Test Management
4 2 (16.67%) Test Strategy
4 2 (16.67%) Economics
4 2 (16.67%) Business Analysis
4 2 (16.67%) Validation
4 2 (16.67%) Fixed Income
4 2 (16.67%) Risk Assessment
4 2 (16.67%) Project Management
4 2 (16.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 2 (16.67%) MS Visio
4 2 (16.67%) Data Modelling
4 2 (16.67%) Rational Rose
4 2 (16.67%) UML
4 2 (16.67%) RUP
5 1 (8.33%) Python
5 1 (8.33%) MS Excel
5 1 (8.33%) Oracle

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Top Related IT Skills in Docklands, London by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Docklands, London region citing QA also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited QA. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 2 (16.67%) MS Visio
2 1 (8.33%) MS Excel
2 1 (8.33%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (8.33%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (16.67%) Rational Rose
2 1 (8.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 6 (50.00%) Finance
2 5 (41.67%) Banking
2 5 (41.67%) Investment Banking
3 1 (8.33%) Front Office
3 1 (8.33%) Retail
3 1 (8.33%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (66.67%) Analyst
2 3 (25.00%) Business Analyst
2 3 (25.00%) Data Analyst
2 3 (25.00%) QA Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Test Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Technical Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Technical Business Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Web Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Banking Business Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) SQL Data Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Data Business Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) User Experience
1 2 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (16.67%) Life Science
1 2 (16.67%) Derivative
1 2 (16.67%) Equity Derivative
1 2 (16.67%) Economics
1 2 (16.67%) Fixed Income
1 2 (16.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 1 (8.33%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 3 (25.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (25.00%) Use Case
2 2 (16.67%) BPMN
2 2 (16.67%) Data Validation
2 2 (16.67%) Test Management
2 2 (16.67%) Test Strategy
2 2 (16.67%) Business Analysis
2 2 (16.67%) Validation
2 2 (16.67%) Risk Assessment
2 2 (16.67%) Project Management
2 2 (16.67%) Data Modelling
2 2 (16.67%) UML
2 2 (16.67%) RUP
3 1 (8.33%) Migration
3 1 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (8.33%) Test Planning
3 1 (8.33%) Manual Testing
3 1 (8.33%) Project Planning
3 1 (8.33%) Risk Analysis
3 1 (8.33%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (41.67%) SQL
2 1 (8.33%) Python
2 1 (8.33%) IronPython
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) CA Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 1 (8.33%) Oracle
1 1 (8.33%) IBM
1 1 (8.33%) CA
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